For anybody still looking, I'm pretty sure that this is the patent in question.
As for SGI, I really doubt they would sue Red Hat, even if the latter start distributing Mesa with floating-point textures enabled. SGI's main products are high-performance servers running Red Hat and SUSE Linux, making things tricky.
Interesting, I wonder if Red Hat and SUSE could use their duopsonist power to to get them to give or buy mesa a patent exemption for a relatively low price.
Originally Posted by Mo6eB
Originally Posted by deanjo
And if you actually read what I wrote, I said their POSITION concerning h264. Namely, their position that h264 should be adopted as a web standard, which would basically kill any free-software browser aiming for HTML5 compatability.
Sometimes I think people don't read posts properly just so they can type in their ironic spellings of "cool".